Posted by JDP on October 21, 2000 at 15:25:41:
In Reply to: Re: Sunny Long Ago posted by murrisk on October 19, 2000 at 16:43:44:
Dessie was a great kicker for the Emmets ( and probably for the Davitt`s when the McHales lived on Newantrim St. He enthralled us younger kids on the green at Marian Row/ St Bridget`s Crescent with his kicking ability. The drop shot was his speciality.
With the advent of televised rugby internationals in the early 60`s Des procured an oval ball and very soon we were running our own formations up and down Marian Row ( few cars then) under his direction. We also played crickett with our own makeshift bats and wicket. Of course we always engaged in these foreign Saxon games with a watchful eye out for any of the Brothers that might be out watching for this devotion to the ways of the old enemy!
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